Florida Coastal School of Law
• FCSL’s moot court team won top honors at the Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition, the state’s oldest, held at the Florida Bar’s annual meeting in Orlando last month. Florida Coastal defeated teams from the University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Miami and Florida International University before facing and defeating Stetson University in the final. Members of the champion Florida Coastal team are Nick Martino, Chelsea Russell and Rosie Decker. Martino was named best overall advocate for the competition.
University of Florida Levin College of Law
• Dean Robert Jerry and the Law Alumni Council are inviting all UF Law alums in central Florida to attend a “Taste of Gainesville” luncheon August 12. The luncheon is being held at the Orange County Bar Association Center in Orlando and will feature food from Flying Burrito Brothers as well as other popular UF hangouts. Albert the Alligator will also be hanging around for photo opportunities.
Stetson University College of Law
• Though Stetson’s moot court team didn’t win in the final round of the Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition in Orlando last month, they did take the top award for a written submission. This is the fifth consecutive year Stetson has advanced to the final round and they have placed second for the past three. That’s not bad considering that the teams making it to the final round then have to argue their cases before actual Florida Supreme Court Justices, a feat many established lawyers seldom get the chance to do in their careers.
Florida State University College of Law
• A study by law professor Jonathan Klick was recently featured in the “Economic Sense” column of the New York Times. The June 16 column highlighted a recent article by Klick, “Using Terror Alert Levels to Estimate the Effect of Police on Crime,” which is co-authored by George Mason University economics professor Alexander Tabarrok.
University of Georgia School of Law
• For the first time ever, the UGA School of Law moot court team made it to the final round of the American Bar Association’s National Student Appellate Advocacy Competition held in Chicago this spring. The team finished second out of 187 law schools. Besides their high placement in the tournament, the team also received third place for the best brief award. The team was comprised of second-year students Stephanie C. Anderson, Michael A. Caplan and W. Elliott Stiles. Caplan was named as the competition’s sixth best oralist.